The opening notes of the Game of Thrones theme song are instantly recognizable. The memorable music is a sign to silence your ravens and smart phones, get comfortable, and brace yourself for the drama of Westeros. Over the four seasons, the title theme composed by Ramin Djawadi has been covered by dozens of musicians in every style from classical to metal. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite takes on the tune.
Game of Thrones goes dixie in this rendition by The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys in a performance at the B.B. King Blues Club.
This amazing remix is played on a NES Keytar. Seriously. It was built by Theremin Hero, and the sound comes from an original chip in the NES. Read more about the creation at Theremin Hero’s site.
The brothels of King’s Landing might see even more action if they played this smooth jazz version of the theme posted by YouTuber ScottBradleeLovesYa.
Game of Thrones goes metal with this cover by Charlie Parra del Riego. Bonus: both men and women in Westeros have long hair for optimal headbanging.
A bagpipe rendition of the music makes me want to see William Wallace in the series. This cover is performed by Mermicolión.
Cellos sound similar to what we hear in the show but more than one of them plus a drum makes the music sound richer. Performed b cellists Patrick Laird, Laura Metcalf, and Brook Speltz and percussionist Ivan Trevino.
Head to the comments and tell us about your favorite covers of the Game of Thrones theme song.